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Oct 26 13:02

Tony Blair’s Lame “Apology”: Blames ‘Bad Intel’ for 2003 Iraq Invasion

In an interview with CNN this weekend, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair apologized (kind of/sort of/not really) for the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

“I apologize for the fact that the intelligence we received was wrong,” Blair said, somehow with a straight face.

“…The program in the form that we thought it was did not exist in the way that we thought, so I can apologize for that…”

“I can also apologize, by the way, for some of the mistakes in planning and certainly our mistake in our understanding of what would happen once you remove the regime… But I find it hard to apologize for removing Saddam.”

He went on to admit that there are “elements of truth” to the statement that the rise of ISIS can be directly attributed to the invasion of Iraq.

Oct 26 12:59

Most-read’ article at Washington Post calls Israel ‘savage, unrepairable society’

The leftwing movement of criticism of Israel is getting more and more mainstream by the second. Everyone is walking the path; they’re just getting there a little later. The Washington Post, a hotbed of neoconservative ideas for the last 15 years, has another article harshly critical of Israel today, written by an Israeli. And guess what: that article along with yesterday’s article by the two prestige Jewish academics calling for boycott of Israel are the two “most-read” articles on the Post list this morning!

Oct 26 12:18

9 Ways Hillary Clinton Could Still Lose The Nomination

This week, Hillary Clinton sat through the most recent round of activity from the House Select Committee On #Benghazi, and after watching her persevere in the face of -- well... whatever that was? -- we wouldn’t be at all surprised if a desperate Martin O’Malley demanded equal time in front of Trey Gowdy’s Rowdies for the sake of his own poll numbers.

Still, it’s funny: The post-debate narrative devolved into a civil war about whether Clinton had won. Now, after her all-day ordeal, you see a lot of presumptive coronations floating in the social media transom. It’s just October, everyone. Winning the nomination is still a challenge. And there are still ways Clinton could lose this thing. Though maybe not many? On this week’s First To Last, we are acknowledging, and ranking, the pitfalls that remain.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There are two things made painfully evident in Clinton's testimony last week; she lied to the American people about the actual cause of the incident at Benghazi, and broke the law.

Is THIS the moral calibre we want in the next President?!?

Haven't we had enough of this behaviour from the last, and current Presidents, who seem to have believed that lying to the American people and breaking the law is perfectly acceptable for an American President to do?!?

Are we not, please Lord, ready for a President who believes in speaking the truth to the people they lead, and NOT breaking the law?!?

One would hope so.

Oct 26 11:27

EVEN "VOTE OR DIE" MOVEMENT LEADER P.DIDDY ADMITS "THIS WHOLE [VOTING] $HIT IS A SCAM"

Some people can really only take so much of the political process before they give up on the system entirely.This is especially true in modern times, where every candidate is pro-war and pro-establishment. Obama was the last hope for many people who thought a politician could change things, but when Obama brought more of the same, some people became awake to the reality that politicians are usually con artists and that the entire political system is a scam.

Oct 26 11:26

FEC Filings: Jeb Bush Finance Director May Have Made $1.3 Million Off Of Campaign

A senior finance staffer for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s campaign, who also runs a firm that has received payments from the pro-Bush Super PAC Right to Rise USA, may have been paid more than a million dollars so far in 2015, either directly or through companies she owns or has an ownership interest in, off of Jeb’s effort to become the third member of the Bush family elected president of the United States.

$579,000 of those payments were made by the Bush campaign, and $760,000 were made by the Right to Rise USA SuperPAC, for a total in excess of $1.3 million.

Oct 26 11:23

Just When You Thought Wall Street's Heist Couldn't Get Any Crazier...

Just when you thought Wall Street’s heist of the U.S. financial system couldn’t get any crazier, along comes a regulator’s report on FDIC-insured banks exposure to derivatives. According to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), one of the regulators of national banks, as of June 30 of this year, Goldman Sachs Bank USA had $78 billion in deposits, and – wait for it – $45.7 trillion in notional amount of derivatives. (Notional means face amount of derivatives.) According to the OCC report, Goldman Sachs Bank USA’s notional derivatives are an eye-popping 563 percent of its risk-based capital. You and every other little guy in America is backstopping this bank because it’s, amazingly, FDIC insured.

Oct 26 11:18

Clinton 2016 Conspiracy Shocker! Must See Documentary

Oct 26 10:36

The tide is turning against Zionist extremism

Poor Sheldon Adelson. Even fellow billionaire Haim Saban has had enough. So toxic has the self-described pro-Israel conservative become that Saban, a major supporter of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton,can no longer bring himself to deposit his millions with Adelson, even when the goal is to combat the latest mortal threat to Israel’s existence (or, rather, unchallenged legitimacy): the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement.

Oct 26 10:35

Google executive running stealth campaign to place Clinton Dynasty in the White House

The CEO of Google likes his secrets, just like the woman he's trying to get elected to the White House. The man in question is Eric Schmidt, and the candidate is none other than Hillary Clinton.

Quartz reports that billionaire Schmidt is the primary funding source behind an under-the-radar startup that has become a major technology vendor for Clinton's presidential campaign, "underscoring the bonds between Silicon Valley and Democratic politics."

Democratic campaign operatives and technologists interviewed by Quartz said that The Groundwork startup is part of various efforts by Schmidt, who is actually the chief executive of Google's new parent company Alphabet, to make sure that Clinton has all the engineering talent she needs to transform her family name into an American presidential dynasty.

Oct 26 10:27

Tea party targeting accusations, legal issues persist for IRS after Justice ends probe

The IRS is still holding up the nonprofit applications of tea party groups, including one that has been waiting nearly six years for approval, as conservatives panned the Justice Department’s announcement last week that it had cleared the tax agency, and former senior executive Lois G. Lerner, of any wrongdoing.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Nobody thinks the US Department of Injustice is going to prosecute anyone in the government for the crimes they have committed. By that same realization, nobody believes the US Department of Injustice when they announce someone is innocent.

Oct 26 10:24

Wikileaks' 3d strike: New batch of documents from CIA's chief e-mails

Two more documents from CIA Director John Brennan’s private email account have been released by Wikileaks.

Among the documents in Monday’s release is a list of 22 people that belong to what Wikileaks referred to as “a current unidentified group.” The list includes contact phone numbers, email addresses, places of employment, security clearance information and social security numbers. One of the prominent names on the list is the current Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson.

Oct 26 10:05

Pop Star Cher Announces "Donald Trump is a Giant Among Gop front runners!!"

Legendary Pop star Cher has tweeted about Trump, announcing "Never thought I'd Say...
Donald Trump is a Giant Among Gop front runners!!
cruz=devil
rubio=RAGE AGAINST WOMEN
carson=JUST TELL ME WHY!?

She also seems to have a particular disdain for Ben Carson, the black neocon Republican candidate- saying he had no credibility in business, foreign policy, or of any kind. She adds "OH YEAH..HE SAYS DISGUSTING THINGS IN A MR ROGERS VOICE."
Cher also included the fact that she recently saw "fighter" Hillary Clinton, noting it's not over till it's over.' "SAW THE OLD HILLARY 4 1ST TIME IN CAMPAIGN.4GOT WHAT A FIGHTER SHE IS.HER IDEA RE STARTING NEW VERSION NRA IS GENUIS."

Oct 26 10:01

Hillary Clinton's Failed Libya 'Doctrine'

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton fancied the violent 2011 “regime change” in Libya such a triumph that her aides discussed labeling it the start of a “Clinton Doctrine,” according to released emails that urged her to claim credit when longtime Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was deposed. And Clinton did celebrate when Gaddafi was captured and murdered.

“We came; we saw; he died,” Clinton exulted in a TV interview after receiving word of Gaddafi’s death on Oct. 20, 2011, though it is not clear how much she knew about the grisly details, such as Gaddafi being sodomized with a knife before his execution.

Oct 26 09:27

61+ Bloopers of George W. Bush: The perfect idiot-president for a 9/11!

This is worth a watch. It begins with W's poppy, George H. W. Bush, saying "we've had sex" when referring to his "partner" Ronald Reagan. An unbelievable and amusing collection, very well put together.

Oct 26 08:53

SAUDI PRINCE ARRESTED AT BEIRUT AIRPORT WITH 2 TONS OF DRUGS

Saudi prince and four others were detained on Monday in Lebanon in the largest drug bust in the history of the Beirut airport, a security source said. Saudi prince Abdel Mohsen Bin Walid Bin Abdulaziz and four others were detained by airport security while allegedly “attempting to smuggle about two tons of Captagon pills and some cocaine,” a security source told AFP.

Oct 26 08:48

FORMER AUSTRALIAN PRIME MINISTERS NAMED IN VIP PEDOPHILE RING

A woman claiming to be the victim of a “VIP pedophile ring”, which involved three former prime ministers, has alleged she was prostituted to “pedophile parties” at Parliament House in Canberra. Speaking to media in Sydney, Fiona Barnett detailed her alleged abuse by the alleged elite pedophile ring 40 years ago.

Oct 26 08:41

MORE LEGISLATORS THINK UNDERPRIVILEGED COPS NEED ‘HATE CRIME’ LAW PROTECTIONS

First off, cops aren’t being targeted with any more regularity than they’ve ever been. In fact, the last time cops were “targeted” at a level anyone rational would consider to be a problem was during Prohibition, nearly 100 years ago. (The second spike is due to another round of prohibition — the declaration of the “War on Drugs” by President Richard Nixon.)

Oct 26 08:37

HOMELAND SECURITY SPENT $1.8 MILLION TO HAVE 88 EMPLOYEES STAY AT HOME WHILE BEING INVESTIGATED

Being accused of misconduct at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) can mean staying home for a year or more and still getting paid. At least 88 DHS workers have been on administrative leave pending resolution of claims against them, during which the agency paid out $1.8 million in salaries, according the office of Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa). Four workers had been on leave for three years or more with another 17 on leave for two years or more, according to The Washington Post.

Oct 26 08:04

Chris Christie ejected from Amtrak quiet car

Republican presidential contender Chris Christie was told to leave a train's "quiet car" after people complained he was shouting into his cellphone, according to passenger Alexander Mann.

Oct 26 08:02

We are lifelong Zionists. Here’s why we’ve chosen to boycott Israel

It is thus, reluctantly but resolutely, that we are refusing to travel to Israel, boycotting products produced there and calling on our universities to divest and our elected representatives to withdraw aid to Israel. Until Israel seriously engages with a peace process that either establishes a sovereign Palestinian state or grants full democratic citizenship to Palestinians living in a single state

Oct 26 07:36

World would be a better place with Saddam, Gaddafi still in power – Trump

If Middle East strongmen Saddam Hussein and Muammar Gaddafi were still in this world, it would have been a better place, because what came instead is much worse, US presidential candidate Donald Trump said.

Asked by CNN's Jake Tapper on his State of the Union show whether the world would have been better off with Hussein and Gaddafi still ruling in Iraq and Syria, Trump said “100 percent.”

"I mean, look at Libya. Look at Iraq. Iraq used to be no terrorists. [Hussein] would kill the terrorists immediately, which is like now it's the Harvard of terrorism," Trump said.

"I'm not saying he was a nice guy, he was a horrible guy, but it was a lot better than it is right now. Right now, Iraq is a training ground for terrorists. Right now Libya, nobody even knows Libya, frankly there is no Iraq and there is no Libya. It's all broken up. They have no control. Nobody knows what's going on."

Oct 26 07:35

America is changing its mind on Israel: How Netanyahu is alienating his most essential ally

The current violence in Israel-Palestine—immediately following the debate about the Iran arms deal, which revealed growing fissures in American support of Israel–has brought the conflict into the foreground of U.S. political discourse. The absence of any serious mention of Israel-Palestine during the first Democratic presidential debate thus speaks volumes. It tells us that even as polls show more and more of the Democratic base shifting its support away from Israel, the leading candidates for the Democratic nomination are reluctant to talk about Israel. It will be interesting to see if they shift their stances at all in the next few months, given the stakes that are emerging. Recent polls have shown that Latinos, a critical constituency, are lending their sympathy to the Palestinians. They join the young, progressives, Blacks, and Asian Americans. This is not only the perception of supporters of Palestinian rights, this point of view is shared by advocates of Israel as well.

Oct 26 07:10

Blair Inc - A book review

Europe and money are two of the big themes of Blair Inc., a conscientious effort by Francis Beckett, David Hencke and Nick Kochan to uncover the New Labour leader’s activities post No. 10: Europe because the authors claim that Blair still longs for a world role, one the European presidency would provide; and money because they say he has made rather a lot of it since 2007.

It was an old American friend who first alerted me to the Blair family’s fondness for the folding stuff. After seeing Cherie being interviewed on US TV soon after Tony became Labour leader, she told me: ‘My mother had a phrase for people like her – “She’ll go grasping into the grave”.’ Twenty years later, the authors of Blair Inc. tell us that the couple now own 36 properties. Their portfolio includes the former Bucks home of Sir John Gielgud that the couple acquired for a reported £4m in 2008 as a sort of personal Chequers. As far as Beckett, Hencke and Kochan can establish, given the complexity and secrecy that surrounds his affairs, Blair himself is now worth around £60m.

Oct 26 05:31

Greece: Tspiras is Eliminating Any Trace of His Rivals

So now here we are: the new Tsipras government has just resolved two of its major problems: that of the public debt and the one represented by the ex-president of the Greek Parliament, Zoe Konstantopoulou. How has it managed to bring off this feat? Simple! By erasing from the official site of the Greek Parliament – for all time – everything that could recall Zoe Konstantopoulou and her initiatives during her brief presidency, including the Commission for the Truth of the Public Debt.

Oct 26 05:16

Eeek! "New Pearl Harbor" PNAC Founder Bill Kristol Registers Domain Name CheneyCotton2016.com

William Kristol, co-founder of the notorious 'Project for the New American Century' and signatory of the 'Rebuilding America's Defenses' document which called for a 'New Pearl Harbor' nine months before 9/11/01, has a dream ticket for the 2016 presidential race. Kristol registered the domain name CheneyCotton2016.com on 9/8/15, coincidentally only three days before the fourteenth anniversary 9/11. Freshman Senator Tom Cotton just returned from Israel and a personal meeting with Benjamin Netanyahu nine days ago. Kristol, meanwhile, has been bashing Donald Trump and shilling for Ben Carson for president. This is identical to the way Kristol bashed Pat Buchanan in the 1990s while supporting his college roommmate Alen Keyes, another black neocon Republican candidate who is very similar to Ben Carson.

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Oct 26 00:57

Rep. Gabbard Admits CIA's Plot to Overthrow Assad Could Lead to WWIII with Russia

Kinda hard to believe she said it to begin with, but not only did she say it, she said it on the national news.

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, a Democrat from Hawaii’s second congressional district and member of the Armed Services Committee, straight up told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that there’s a bigger issue in Syria than a potential clash in the country’s crowded skies:

“The U.S. and the CIA are working to overthrow the Syrian government of Assad…

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Oct 26 00:51

Israeli self-inflicted hate...

Economy and Trade Minister Naftali Bennett boasted, “I have killed lots of Arabs (Palestinians) in my life – and there is no problem with that.”.......

Oct 25 18:50

Leaked Documents Prove Nine of Ten Drone Murders Were INNOCENT

A nameless hero within the US intelligence community has liberated a stash of classified intelligence documents to The Intercept. These documents reveal the true nature of the American aerial automated murder program. Documents, analysis, slides and other visuals were released by the intercept in The Drone Papers.

Oct 25 17:57

Banks are seriously discussing negative interest rates for normal people's savings

The concept of earning interest on money in the bank is so deeply ingrained into economic life that few people even know that the opposite can happen too: Banks can takea percentage of cash from your account in the form of negative interest rates, under certain conditions. Normally, this doesn't happen. Banks want your cash, and pay you interest on it, because the more deposits they have, the more they can lend it to others who pay them even more on their investments.

Oct 25 17:20

Canada's Free Speech Trial begins Tomorrow!

Arthur & the Jews The controversy over freedom of speech By Arthur Topham, Publisher & Editor RadicalPress.com

What will be on trial from October 26th to November 6th is the legal entitlement of all Canadians to exercise their Constitutionally guaranteed right to freedom of expression, both on and off the Internet. The outcome of the trial will determine whether or not Canada is, in fact, a truly open and free democracy or a nation whose sovereignty and freedom has been compromised by the wilful, premeditated actions of foreign lobbyists inimical to the country as a whole. In other words Freedom of Speech will be on trial. Please, take a moment to donate to for our legal defense

Oct 25 16:47

Facebook photos could be taken for use in national biometric database – officials

The projected national counter-terrorism database could include photos pulled from social media sites, government officials have told Senate estimates ?Images harvested from social media sites such as Facebook could be part of the latest counter-terrorism measures, the attorney general’s department has confirmed. In September, the justice minister, Michael Keenan, announced that the federal government would spend $18.5m to develop the national facial biometric matching capability, known simply as “the capability”.

Oct 25 15:34

EU banking chiefs are repressing their own workers to save the 1%

Insiders and internal documents from the European Central Bank show how powerful financial interests are eroding workers rights in the heart of Europe

Oct 25 15:19

Among Democrats 49% favorable to socialism compared to 37% for capitalism.

Another memorable exchange on Tuesday came when CNN host Anderson Cooper asked Sanders – who has described himself as a “democratic socialist” – if he considered himself a capitalist. (Sanders said "no".)

Oct 25 15:05

911 Solved in Two Minutes

The Jews did 911 to start the "war on terror" (war on Muslim countries needed by the Jews for Greater Israel) to begin the "Greater Israel" project.

Oct 25 14:21

Destructive austerity: Poverty and social hardship in the UK

Graham Peebles examines the devastating effects – and abject failure – of Britain’s neo-liberal programme to eliminate the budget deficit, and argues that what is needed is an approach that transcends ideologies and places the principle of sharing at its heart.

Oct 25 14:00

Our Infrastructure Is Falling Apart - The Railroads

I walked a 1/4 mile of train track in central Florida recently, and found that the tracks in many spots are not connected properly to the railroad ties, and some not at all. And these tracks run past houses. The tracks date back to the 1940’s. Perhaps our infrastructure should be a bigger priority than who we are going to bomb next, or what new weapon we can build.

Oct 25 12:38

Colorado Voters To Decide Who Gets Huge Overflow of Marijuana Tax Revenue

By Activist Post

Colorado literally doesn’t know what to do with all of the revenue from legalizing and taxing marijuana. The state has $66.1 million in excess tax revenue from recreational pot sales and the voters get to decide how it’s spent...

Oct 25 12:01

If Ever America Needed A People’s Political Revolution It’s Now

The U.S. is in desperate need of a revolution in order to restore the nation’s democracy and if Bernie Sanders is elected president this very well might happen. “This government is so thoroughly controlled by special interest campaign funding, so inept and dysfunctional, that it needs to be completely overhauled.”

Oct 25 11:43

BEX TO THE MAX - The Great “Mental Illness” Hoax: Rampage Killings and the Gun Culture

More gun massacres, more rounds of self-serving platitudes trumpeting the “real issue” of mental illness – anything to dodge taking on the biggest gun industry, and gun culture, in the world.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Trying to put the focus back on guns. But, guns have been around for a long time, and so have the mentally ill. The surge in mass shootings coincides with the flooding of the American people with prescription anti-depressants, to the point where 1 out of every 4 people are on some form of these medications. Along with mass shootings, other forms of violence such as road rage, bar fights, domestic violence, police brutality, and suicide, have also surged right alongside the mass sales of these drugs to Americans!

Oct 25 11:16

Barcelona Threatens to Print Parallel Currency, Madrid Seethes

Over the next six months, Barcelona’s left-wing city council plans to roll out a cash-less local currency that has the potential to become the largest of its kind in the world. The main goal of the project, according to a council spokesperson, is to boost economic opportunities for local businesses and traders.

The idea is for local stores and residents to be able to exchange euros for the new currency at a one-to-one parity, and use it to purchase products and services at a discount or with other kinds of incentives. But it doesn’t end there: the new parallel currency may also be used to pay certain subsidies, taxes and local services such as public transport, reports El País. Municipal workers could also receive part of their salary in the new money.

Oct 25 11:13

Instead Of Punishment, DEA Agents 'Got Bonuses' During 'Sex Party' Investigation

During its investigation into misconduct and sexual harassment on the part of Drug Enforcement Administration agents, the Justice Department found that eight out 14 agents had wrongly received merit bonuses or time off ranging from $1,500 to nearly $32,000. Such rewards are in violation of the DEA’s own policy.

Oct 25 10:55

CAFR expert’s brilliant 400 words on US debt: government hides abundance as future liabilities, ‘retirement’ accounts, buying ‘debt’ from each other

Walter Burien is the leading expert on Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports (CAFRs). Beginning in 1990, Walter began documenting how governments manipulate their books to hide public money, but reveal part of what they do in CAFRs. I discovered Walter’s work in 2012, read CAFRs for the state of California, the City of Los Angeles, and Los Angeles County, and verified his information as correct. I document those CAFRs’ information here, along with the adventure of my California Assemblyperson and State Senator’s obfuscations and eventual official statements of, “No comment” when asked to verify what I found in the state CAFR. My 23-minute interview to explain my findings is the last video of this article. I found similar fraud in San Jose’s CAFR in 2015.

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